16 Jun 2018

Pre Dinosaur - Permian Period



Pre-Dinosaur - Permian Period 260 million years ago - Puke Ariki Exhibition

Permian Period


Permian Period creatures - Puke Ariki
Sketched by Patricia

12 Jun 2018

The Messenger House

Architect Frank Messenger built this home for himself.  His uncle put the road through over Mt Messenger, and some of the timber from the road clearing is used in this home.

27 May 2018

Michigan & Texas


The Dinky Drum Co playing outdoors to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts patrons


Items at the Houston museum of Fine Arts



Bugatti at Henry Ford Museum of Innovation - Detroit


Cross between a Traction Engine and a Train.  Who knows what happens at night in the museum.


22 May 2018

New Plymouth Airport (NPL)


If you are ever sketching people at an airport and you hear someone using a phone say, "Where are YOU?.. I'm at the airport... You haven't left yet?" This means that they are there way too early and are about to not only move, but go back home.

7 May 2018

Len Lye Selfies

What to do on a New Plymouth weekend? Take a selfie in the stainless steel surface of the Len Lye Centre. (Long exposure, above, and short exposure, below. The third one was from about 18 months ago.)

16 Apr 2018

Chinese Garden

Here's my sketch from the Chinese Garden, here in New Plymouth. I did the watercolour on the mid-left a while ago and the top-right one was sketched by Scott Wilson. It shows me sitting in the pavilion, getting the one last sunburn of the summer.

8 Apr 2018

5 Apr 2018

NZ Army Truck

There's a New Zealand Army recruitment office in New Plymouth. Sometimes, it will have a cool truck parked around the back. It's a type of older 1980's Mercedes-Benz Unimog with big tires and awesome tread.